- EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD GENERAL FUND BUDGET FORUM: 10 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Instructional Resource Center, 1022 S. Foster Drive. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System will hold a community forum on the general fund budget. It will include a presentation on the budgetary process and discussion of the proposed budget for 2013-2014.
- SUMMIT ON STUDENT SUCCESS: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dufrocq Elementary School, 330 S. 19th St. The Children’s Coalition of Greater Baton Rouge will host “Learning Around the Clock: Innovative Partnerships to Increase Student Success,” a community summit on out-of-school learning that will feature local leaders, youth experts and youth. The summit is free and comes with lunch. Social workers and educators can get CEUs/PDUs for a $35 registration fee. Space is limited. ccofgbr.org.
- WORMS, WORMS, WORMS: 2:30 p.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. Sara Bolinger, of Slow Foods, will discuss worms during this children’s program. Registration is required by calling (225) 354-7560.
- ART RECEPTION: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. The reception is for the exhibit, “Rhythm and Hues” by members of the Associated Women in the Arts. The exhibit will run until Aug. 25. (225) 342-0500.
- SOUL FOOD FETE: 6 p.m., Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Patrons can celebrate National Soul Food Month with sample dishes. They can also send recipes to be added to the Eden Park Community Soul Food Cookbook. (225) 231-3250.
- HERITAGE LECTURE: 6 p.m., Old Governor’s Mansion’s East Room, 502 North Blvd. The Foundation for Historical Louisiana will hold a lecture featuring Rod Dreher. He will discuss and sign copies of his book, “The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life.” The lecture is part of the Heritage Lecture Series. Admission is free for FHL members and $10 for guests. (225) 387-2464 or fhl.org.
- DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF GBR: 7 p.m., Labor Union Hall, 1233 Government St. The Democratic Women of Greater Baton Rouge will host Dr. Jeanne George, of Together Baton Rouge, and Steve Spires, of the Louisiana Budget Project. They will discuss Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act.
- “THE MERCHANT OF VENICE”: 7:30 p.m., Swine Palace, LSU campus. The performance is based on the work by William Shakespeare. Tickets cost $10. (225) 578-9286 or swinepalance.org.
- “LES MISERABLES”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The performance is a pay-what-you-can night. (225) 924-6496 or brlt.org.